Old Yeller. Grade 6 Unit 1. Vocabulary. Moving forward suddenly. Lunging Nub Romping Rowdy Slung Speckled. A lump or small piece. Playing in a rough boisterous way. Disorderly, quarrelsome, rough, out of control. Thrown, cast, or hurled. Marked with many small spots.
Grade 6 Unit 1
Moving forward suddenly
A lump or small piece
Playing in a rough boisterous way
Disorderly, quarrelsome, rough,
out of control
Thrown, cast, or hurled
Marked with many small spots
Historical Fiction- a fiction that takes place in the past
Historical fiction is a combination of imagination and fact, because fictional characters partake in fictional events in a realistic historical setting.
Labrador Collie Catahoula
What breed of dog was Old Yeller?
Could he have been a mix of breeds?
Travis- Older brother who was left in charge
Narrator of the story
Mama- Raising two boys on the wild American
frontier, while her husband is away on a
Arliss- Young brother who constantly finds mischief
Old Yeller- A stray dog who befriends Arliss
A yarn or windy is another name for a story that contains a great amount of over exaggeration.
What was Arliss’ windy based on?
Compare what he said with what really happened.
Why do you think Travis was so upset about the exaggeration?
Foreshadowing is when the author gives the reader clues to predict what will happen later in the story.
How does Arliss’ behavior at the beginning of the story give the reader clues about what will happen later?
How did the relationship between Old Yeller and Travis change throughout the story?
How did your feelings toward Old Yeller change as you read the story?